Draft 1, Done! Now What?

  Yesterday I finished the first draft of a new feature.   It took me about 12 weeks, which isn’t bad when I consider that...
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On Having Kids & Paying Career Opportunity Costs

This weekend I attended the New Member meeting at the WGA-W. The meeting happened to be scheduled at the exact same time as Gaga’s class...
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2014 Writing Goals

So, here are my TOP-DOWN writing goals for 2014: EARN WGA HEALTH INSURANCE This requires scoring a few more WGA gigs quickly so I can...
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(Semi-ish) Annual Look Back at My Year in Writing: 2013 Edition

It was a big year for me, writing wise, mostly because: MY MOVIE GOT PRODUCED! AND PICKED UP! BY A BIG STUDIO! Which meant I...
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My Screenwriting Process, December 2013 Ed.

Yesterday I spent an hour at one of my favorite coffee places in LA, meaning to spend the time doing a little bit of reading...
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RIP Syd Field and when NOT to bang out that first draft …

Syd Field died this week. This week I also happened to take my old copy of The Screenwriter’s Workbook off the shelf in my office and...
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Success! And Fail! And … Rewrite. Rewrite. Rewrite again.

In the YAY ME! column: My movie just wrapped! Which also means I can now apply for WGA status, which is thrilling beyond measure. But...
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Quick Productivity Tip(s) and Yes, Virginia …

So I’ve had a GREAT couple of writing weeks lately — not just because it’s kinda paying off, but also because I’m being SUPER productive....
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So, It’s About Time for my Yearly Update, Isn’t It?

Let’s see … I earned SLIGHTLY more from my writing last year. My commission for From The Stacks productions brought in a small sum (I’m...
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Juggling, Juggling, Juggling — and Taxes

So we’re trying to refi our rental property for the zillionth time, and have been jumping through fiery hoops with mortgage brokers and underwriters who...
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